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Model: 1408-80-01Brand: Meade
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We've heard your requests, and we listened. That's why we're proud to offer the f/8 OTA without the accessories for an ultra-low cost.
Building on Meade’s award-winning Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF™) optics, the 14" OTA employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that insures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. Features an internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 reduction control that provides smooth, precise focusing at any magnification. Also features Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum brightness and contrast, an oversized low-expansion primary mirror for extra aperture and to prevent thermal expansion of the mirror, primary mirror lock for increased image stability, and diffraction-limited optics.
Includes precision machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks for rock-steady mounting, and front and rear dust covers. Focal length 2845mm. OTA weight is 63 lbs
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
Clear Aperture 14"Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)Optical Coatings UHTC™Focal Length 2845mmFocal Ratio f/8Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.326 arc-secondsOversized Primary Mirror YesMirror Lock YesFocuser Mechanism Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuserDovetail Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocksAssembled Product Weight 63 lbs
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